I haven’t been able to think of anything interesting to write about lately so I thought I’d look back and pull out some classic family pictures and posts for our re-enjoyment.
July 24, 3005
Over the last week I put my hand to Julie’s belly like four times to try to feel the baby kick. With my hand on Julie’s belly and her hand on mine she asked me if I felt anything. Of course the answer was no – With the exception of intestinal rumblings!!! So as you can imagine I was feeling pretty bummed. I didn’t really want to try to feel anything because I thought it would still be a while before I would feel the baby, and I didn’t want to be disappointed again. So sad.
Well, Yesterday I interacted with my baby for the first time. Julie grabbed my hand and said try to feel this! I’m like alright we’ll try again and fail. So here I am with my hand on the belly, trying to feel the slightest movement. Nothing. I waited longer. Finally, I felt a little push. Then another!!!!!!!!! FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I felt my baby move!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was if the baby were saying, “Hello daddy, I love you!” It was so cool.
March 15, 2008
For those of you who don’t know, I’m getting induced at 6:30am Monday morning. I’m kind of bummed about this, because I was induced with Nate and really wanted to just “let it happen” this time. Just seems a little easier for me and the baby. But my doctor seems to think that the delivery will go much better if I do it a little early. He wanted me to do it last Monday, but I opted to wait another week. I have been so sore this pregnancy. I carry really low and it’s been painful to walk and do just about anything for the last 5 months! So needless to say, I’m ecstatic to start feeling better soon. Plus, I can’t even go into public without endless stares and multiple comments on my huge belly. It just amazes me that complete strangers will actually come up to me and make stupid, rude comments. This happens, literally, at least 3 times a day and it’s getting REALLY old.
- With 4 months to go, I feel like my hips are crumbling.
- Rob’s at Youth Conference tonight so I think I’ll take advantage of the situation and take up the entire bed diagonally.
- Last night I sat on the couch with a pillow behind my back. I was aching. I lifted my shirt to check out my belly and found something strange. It was bulging in a hard, bumpy way. Right at the surface under my paper-thin skin. It morphed. The weirdest thing is that it WASN’T the baby!! Internal organs are my only guess since I’m almost positive I have a hernia. Since my skin and muscles are already so stretched, I’m mortified that my baby is going to explode out the front of me before my 9 months is over.
- Here’s a fun little video of Nate and Madeleine dancing in the rain.
At least watch long enough to see the dancing baby in the hallway.
July 7, 2011
NATE: Mac n cheese, pizza, dino nuggets, beans n wieners
MADELEINE: wrestling, Batmunk
NATE: Cleaning up toys ‘cause there are lots of toys.
NATE: Battleforce 5 and Anberlin, Animal Kingdom, and Gomez
MADELEINE: A Child of God
NATE: Carnival and Boondocks and McDonald’s
MADELEINE: Jungle Jim’s
NATE: I like making new friends.
NATE: When we get stuck in traffic jams.
MADELEINE: Taking puppets (stuffed animals) away from me.
NATE: Kissing her.
MADELEINE: Playing with her.
NATE: When we visited Grandma Maria.
MADELEINE: Going to Jordin’s house (in Murray).
NATE: I don’t know yet. (He’s been studying the animal encyclopedia trying to decide.)
MADELEINE: A cow, just like my puppet.
NATE: Rock Star
MADELEINE: A cash register store.
NATE: For I can get cool punches.
MADELEINE: The power of wind.
Such sweet children I have. Such a sweet life I live.